It's September 10, but summer is still in full swing here in Charlotte (even though the chill creeping through my window in the morning is trying to convince me otherwise). For those days the the temps reach up into the 80's and 90's, cool yourself down with some simple and satisfying cucumber water. It's a nice alternative to the usual lemon water, but the bitterness is replaced by the cool and light flavor of the cuke. Make a whole pitcher of it and keep it in your fridge to savor for the next few days. Simply fill a pitcher with filtered water, slice a half of a cucumber into 3/4 inch rounds, and drop them in. Voila!
I recently had this in my fridge when my sister and brother-in-law were in town, and they were OBSESSED. This is also a great drink to serve at a brunch, or a spa party. You could also use mint and seltzer for another alternative. It's great because it's so simple and uncomplicated. Sometimes, just a little something unexpected goes a long way!